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1792
Revolutionary forces sacked the Palace of the Tuileries in Paris and King Louis XVI was taken prisoner in what became known at the 10th of August insurrection.
Thus bringing an end to the French monarchy.

1793
The Musée du Louvre opened in Paris, France.

1821

Missouri becomes the 24th U.S. state.

1846

The Smithsonian Institution founded.
British scientist James Smithson left his estate to the United States of America for an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.
Smithson had never visited the U.S.

1872
Jazz musician William Manuel Bill Johnson born.
Considered the father of the slap style of string bass playing.

1874
Thirty-First President of the US, Herbert Hoover born in West Branch, Iowa.

1902
Actress Norma Shearer (The Divorcee)born in Montreal, Canada.

1947

Singer/song writer Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) born in Dunfermline, Scotland.


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